5 steps to help you wind down and get to sleep faster
Set yourself up for better sleep, you’ll also be able to get to sleep faster.
Use this wind-down routine from Dr Peter Cistulli, head of Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney, to set yourself up for better sleep, you’ll also be able to get to sleep faster once hitting the pillow.
One hour before bedtime
Lose the laptop: Abnormal bright light from computer screens late at night pushes sleep from your brain, says Dr Cistulli. “It causes your mind to start buzzing.”
Dim to doze: Dim the lights in your house before you hit the sack and it will allow you to sleep faster. “Manipulating light exposure can help reset the body clock,” he says.
Lose the anxiety: Instead of lying awake thinking about falling asleep, grab a pad and jot down things that are troubling you.